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Women's Suffrage in Music & Recorded Sound

Mar 15, 2022
Women's Suffrage in Music & Recorded Sound

This Women’s History Month, pay special homage to the history of the women’s suffrage movement at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Titled “Women's Suffrage in Music & Recorded Sound," this small installation features a handful of scores, covers, and artwork from the early 20th century, all of which played a crucial role in the women's suffrage movement, and even in anti-suffrage sentiment.

Music has always played a role in the voice of dissent, and for centuries has been used to shed light and fight injustice. During the suffrage movement, organizers passed out sheet music of original and popular songs so that people could sing along to protest at home and on the streets. The same can be said for those who protested this movement. Through this installation, discover published suffrage and anti-suffrage music for a glimpse of history of nearly 100 years ago.

Click here to learn more about the installation which is on view at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center (40 Lincoln Center Plaza) through Thursday, March 31.

Photo credit: LSBID Staff